Kotel Tales

Kotel Tales

By Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives I have visited the Kotel HaMa’aravi – The Western Wall – more often in the past two weeks than I have in the past four years. One day this week, groups of NFTY in Israel teens saw two very different faces of the kinds of...
Bus 16 Kicks Off in Jerusalem!

Bus 16 Kicks Off in Jerusalem!

By Zoey Rockoff After waiting for what seemed like a lifetime, I finally made it to Israel. I had never been to Israel before so not being able to go last year was killing me. Hearing the news that my friends and I will have the opportunity in summer 2021 was so...
Details, Details, Details…or, What You Might not be Hearing from Your Teen

Details, Details, Details…or, What You Might not be Hearing from Your Teen

By Rabbi Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives The second of this week’s double Torah portion, Matot – Masei, opens with what could be described as a very dry travel blog. Occasionally, there is a verse that provides a small detail about one of the places...

Ready for Summer 2021? Here’s how to follow along the journey

Welcome families! This summer, your teen will embark on the journey of a lifetime with NFTY in Israel! Our teams in New York and Israel are working tirelessly to prepare for another amazing summer! As you prepare for the departure of your teen, we want to take a...